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This Hotel Chain Is Putting A Cannabis Edible Store Inside Its LA Location

We’ll take this over pillow mints any day.

Guests at the Standard Hollywood hotel in Los Angeles will soon be able to purchase cannabis edibles in the lobby, courtesy of a new partnership between boutique hotel group Standard International and L.A. based-cannabis confection maker Lord Jones.

The partnership also includes plans to create co-branded THC products and expand retail operations beyond the hotel’s Hollywood location as regulations permit.

Standard International currently has hotels in New York and Miami in addition to two SoCal locations.

Lord Jones founder and chief executive Robert Robert Rosenheck says the company’s first retail flagship will offer THC-infused gourmet gumdrops, caramels, chews, topicals, and “a very tightly curated assortment of best-in-class products – including smokable product” by other brands.

With recreational cannabis legalization coming for California in January, the boutique is tentatively scheduled to open its doors sometime in early 2018.

“We love the idea of connecting with people at the early stages [of their businesses], finding fun, interesting dynamic concepts and allow them to come to life in physical locations at our hotels,” said Standard International’s chief executive and managing partner, Amar Lalvani.

While there’s at least a month and a half between now and the grand opening, Rosenheck said the early announcement of the first-of-its-kind partnership was made strategically.

“We’ve been working on this for over a year, “ Rosenheck said, “and we wanted make the announcement first to our knowledge this will be the first hotel-based dispensary in the nation.”

h/t LA Times


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